Sunday, June 4, 2017

I have been working on the Wooden Model Ship "Virginia" built in 1819 During this period the United States began to build these small fore and aft rigged sailing "schooners". They were very fast and elegant at the time and because of this they were lightly armed and used for pursuit and intercepting tasks as a coastguard boat!! I have a long way to go...but enjoy working at it little by little!!
 Working on the keel and frames

 assembling the deck...
 Lining the first layer of the deck.....
 heating some of the planks made the job much easier....


slowly will look more and more like the plans....
Brisa was on the market all of a few hours before we got a call asking about her and requesting a visit to see her at the yard. I had no idea that I would not only prepare her for sale....paint bottom...remove all of our gear etc. etc. but also be able to still be in Florida to get an offer and actual make the sale. While I was at the yard there were many other boats and owners only hoping to be able to sell and move on to the next adventure!! We had a good boat...well maintained...equipped...sought after cruising boat....and competitively...appropriately priced...oh yea...a little luck as well!! Like I said...we are off to the next adventure.....and yes we will get another sail boat in the not to distant future!! We all love to sail and love being around and on the water!! Stay tuned....
 Last stages of saying good bye!!
Finished the bottom...now yard moving Brisa out to more open space for Sea trial etc, This rig really was impressive...yard can pack these boats side by side without any problem. Drive it via remote control.

This could be the one......

This could be the one......
Daniel and I on board IP27 in Jekyll Island